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The exhibits at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History provide an objective, accessible window into the past, present, and future of nuclear science. They cover everything from the very origins of atomic theory, the complexity of the political scenarios contributing to World War II, the height of the Cold War, to modern-day advances in nuclear medicine – and even begin to speculate about the future of this fascinating and exciting field. The Museum gives its visitors a memorable and vivid understanding of nuclear science and history.

Whether the exhibition is permanent or temporary, there is always something to see and learn at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History!

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Coming Soon: Atomic STEaM Photography Show

A special photography exhibit, on display from November 7, 2015, through January 3, 2016.

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Nuclear Medicine

See the history of nuclear medicine and how it contributed to the advancement of medical technology.

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"Nano: Imagine and discover the world you can't see" is an exhibit about big ideas that come from the small world of nanoscience.

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Nuclear Waste Transportation

This exhibit features how radioactive waste is managed in a safe way.

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Heritage Park

Complete with planes, rockets, missiles, cannons and nuclear sub sail, this exhibit will attract plane buffs and historians alike.

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The Uranium Cycle

This exhibit explains the processes used to process and dispose of Uranium after use.

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Energy Encounter

The exhibit features interactive exhibits helping the visitor discover the place nuclear power has in our energy hungry world.

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Radiation 101

Get the basic facts about radiation in this exhibit.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

While the atomic bomb brought the war to a close, the after-effects of the bomb were felt for years in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Cold War

In this exhibit, visitors will learn how close we came to another war before the end of the Cold War.

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Atomic Culture/ Pop Culture

Every visitor will be entertained while viewing the cultural items surrounding the dawning of the Atomic Age!

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Little Albert’s Lab

The future belongs to the children of today. Little Albert’s Lab will help children of all ages grasp the concepts of physics, the basis of all sciences.

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Decision to Drop

It is said that the dawn of the Atomic Age began with the testing of the world’s first atomic bomb. This exhibit will show visitors just how much influence over the modern world this test created.

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Pioneers of the Atom

Visitors will step back in time to meet the individuals who influenced the nuclear world.

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Veterans Day Science Camp

Special, One-Day Science Camp on Veterans Day - November 11, 2015!

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Giving Back Sundays at B2B Restaurant

Eat at B2B on Sunday, October 11, where 20% of all the day's food sales will be donated to our Museum!

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Winter Day Camp

Enroll your young scientist to experience the wonders of science this winter break, December 21-23 and 28-30, 2015!

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Membership Camp